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Crisis? What crisis? European banks rebound (again)

28. Mai 2021
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The recovery was quick and resounding. The banking sector in Europe has shaken off the impact of the pandemic and in many ways it looks like nothing happened in the past two years at all. In Q1 2021, profitability, costs, efficiency levels, several capital and liquidity indicators were all similar to Q1 2019. Nevertheless, the crisis has left its imprint: balance sheets are far larger, revenues and loan loss provisions are substantially higher, as is the CET1 ratio. Hence, there is still room for further normalisation. [mehr]

Weitere Dokumente zum Thema "Europa"

219 Dokumente
27. September 2022
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Energy prices have gone through the roof. Does Europe have enough gas to get through the winter? Adrian Cox explores how Europe has been on a breakneck drive to fill up its gas storage reservoirs this summer, piping gas in from Norway and the UK and shipping LNG from America. But will that be enough? Watch this new video to find out more. [mehr]
2. September 2022
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For the financial sector, sustainable finance is steadily moving up the priority list. It is about incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into finance. The global volume of ESG-labelled assets grew to USD 35 tr in 2020 and may reach USD 41 tr by the end of this year. Despite strong growth, sustainable finance still faces obstacles such as the absence of a universally accepted definition of ESG and a lack of data on ESG metrics. Regulation is trying to keep pace with market dynamics to facilitate the flow of funds into sustainable activities. Key initiatives include the establishment of taxonomies, disclosure rules and product-related regulation. In the short term, sustainable finance faces headwinds from adverse macroeconomic conditions and emerging regulatory requirements, but the fundamental growth drivers remain intact. [mehr]
26. August 2022
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In an unusual constellation, the banking industry is at the same time suffering and benefiting from the current difficult macroeconomic situation. Inflation is driving up expenses, but also triggering a monetary policy normalisation which has fuelled a jump in net interest income. Meanwhile, recession fears require higher loan loss provisions. The net effect has been manageable so far, but is hard to foresee in the second half of the year. The largest capital distributions to shareholders since the financial crisis have pushed the CET1 and leverage ratios lower, though they remain at robust levels. Balance sheet growth has accelerated due to buoyant corporate and mortgage lending, but this may not last given the looming economic slowdown and further interest rate increases. [mehr]
26. Juli 2022
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Rising interest rates due to rampant inflation will have a mixed impact on the banking industry. They are a boon for net interest income but also cool down loan demand (currently still buoyant) and may lead to higher loan losses. This will probably be reinforced by a mild recession in Europe caused by macroeconomic and geopolitical headwinds. As a result, net income may decline yet banks should remain solidly profitable. From a comfortable starting position, capital ratios could come under pressure if risk-weighted assets continue to rise which would dampen prospects for further significant shareholder returns through dividends and share buybacks. Liquidity levels have stayed strong so far. [mehr]
29. April 2022
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Like the real economy, the European banking sector is facing headwinds due to Russia’s war in Ukraine. Nevertheless, balance sheets and profitability are strong; indeed, 2021 was banks’ most successful year since the financial crisis and capital ratios are at record highs. And while loan loss provisions may now rise from unusually low levels, net interest income should also benefit considerably from higher interest rates as central banks combat surging inflation. However, both geopolitical and macroeconomic policy uncertainty remain remarkably high. [mehr]
8. April 2022
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Die Marktkapitalisierung von Stablecoins vervielfachte sich 2021 auf USD 170 Mrd. Noch wichtiger ist jedoch, dass sie die meistgehandelten Coins im gesamten Kryptobereich und von entscheidender Bedeutung für das dezentrale Finanzwesen (DeFi) sind. Zukünftig könnten sie auch in der realen Welt erfolgreich sein und den Wettbewerb im Zahlungsverkehr sowohl bei Privat- als auch bei Unternehmenskunden verschärfen. Stablecoins unterscheiden sich beträchtlich bezüglich ihrer Preisstabilisierungsmechanismen und bergen Risiken, die ins Blickfeld der Regulierungsbehörden gerückt sind. [mehr]
17. Dezember 2021
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The rebound of Europe’s banking sector from last year’s slump in some ways resembles the recovery following the financial crisis. Just the drivers are different. While in 2009 the main improvement came from much lower writedowns on securities portfolios, in 2021 it was much lower loan loss provisions than in the prior year. In both cases, benign capital markets provided an additional tailwind for investment banking franchises. The industry’s capital and liquidity levels remain high. Maintaining this momentum in 2022 will be more difficult as the low-hanging fruit has been picked. But it may still be possible, given past experience and confidence that the macro economy will continue to gain strength once the pandemic (and supply constraints in manufacturing) has subsided. [mehr]
8. Dezember 2021
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In Freight, Logistics and Container Shipping, we think 2022 will be a record year for earnings and FCF. With corporate balance sheets in good shape we see scope for significant shareholder returns we expect freight demand to be led by an inventory re-build and not the consumer. In Airlines & Airports, the latest travel restrictions will clearly mean some lost revenues and the return of booking hesitancy this winter. Medium-term, however, expectations are unlikely to have to change given pent-up demand for travel and the restructuring that’s been done, supporting valuations. [mehr]
1. Dezember 2021
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Über 101 Mrd. bargeldlose Zahlungen wurden 2020 im Euroraum getätigt, ein magerer Anstieg um 3,7%, der hauptsächlich den Wachstumseinbruch bei Kartenzahlungen widerspiegelt. Je nach Land und Bezahlsituation gab es jedoch unterschiedliche Entwicklungen während der Pandemie. An der Ladenkasse zeichnet sich eine Angleichung der Zahlungspräferenzen ab, hin zur Karte. Beim Online-Shopping scheinen sich dagegen die nationalen Unterschiede – Karte oder Internetbezahlverfahren – zu verfestigen. [mehr]
1. November 2021
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On face value, the European banking industry has recovered well from the coronavirus shock. Revenues, loan loss provisions and profits are largely back at their pre-crisis level, as is corporate loan growth. Below the surface, some shifts remain – interest income continues to suffer, but fees and commissions and trading income outperform. Funding from the ECB and even more so liquidity held at the central bank move from one record to the next, similarly to capital and liquidity ratios. The gap to US banks has widened further. EU implementation of the final Basel III rules has now reached decision stage, already causing concern about future European competitiveness. [mehr]
2. Juli 2021
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Die Einführung eines digitalen Euros rückt näher: Als digitale Version des Bargelds soll er vor allem zum Bezahlen dienen, und weniger als Instrument zur Geldanlage. Die EZB will die Souveränität Europas im Zahlungsverkehr und die Position des Euros im Währungswettbewerb stärken. Damit dies gelingt, müsste der digitale Euro allerdings stark genutzt werden, was eher unwahrscheinlich ist. Es ist eine Höchstgrenze pro Nutzer zu erwarten, damit nicht Bankeinlagen in beträchtlichem Umfang in digitales Zentralbankgeld abfließen. In einem solchen Fall würden sich Kreditentscheidungen und Geldschöpfung letztendlich hin zur EZB verlagern. Es würde sich die Frage stellen, welches Geld- und Finanzsystem wir in Europa haben wollen. [mehr]
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